We’ve all seen examples of this. The bowser on the lap of the driver, ears flapping in the breeze (or the driver’s face). The retriever sitting in the passenger seat – no doubt not wearing a seat belt, either. Just last weekend I saw a huge dog stuffed into the back seat of a tiny car. He was so big there’s no way the driver could see out the back window.
Researchers said that the biggest risk in bringing along the trusty companion is that something will set the pet off and he’ll go ballistic in the car. Try driving down Broadway in 5:30 rush hour traffic when that happens. My bet is you’ll have a hard time focusing on the car in front of you.
I’d give drivers with pets in the car plenty of distance. But if you’re the one who gets rear-ended and hurt by a dog-distracted driver, work with a Denver car accident attorney from our office. Give me a call at (303) 758-4777 or email me. Let’s talk about your situation and your options – there’s no cost or obligation for our first meeting. For more information, see our website at www.dlslawfirm.com.